# Interesting Factorial Sum

I wanted to share this sum with you all, though I have no clue how to prove it ---

$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\left[(-1)^n \dfrac{(n!)^2}{n^2(2n)!}\right]=2\log(\phi)\log\left(\dfrac{1}{\phi}\right)$ where $$\phi$$ is the golden ratio.

It has an amazing closed form, doesn't it?

Note by Pratik Shastri
3 years, 8 months ago

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http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CentralBinomialCoefficient.HTML gives a bit of info

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Here's a proof for a lot of these( including this one ): click me

- 3 years, 8 months ago